Knoxville-Knox County Planning
Knoxville, TN
United States
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Knoxville-Knox County Planning is looking for a creative and dedicated planner to join our team. This is a professional planning position in the Planning Services Division which administers subdivision regulations and processes applications for rezoning, use on review, subdivision and sector plan amendments for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. This division also studies community growth patterns and prepares plans that guide agency policies.

Typical job duties include:

  • Review rezoning requests and development plans.
  • Support long-range planning projects.
  • Prepare recommendations for the Planning Commission.
  • Gather, organize and conduct meetings for community participation.
  • Provide assistance to other planning staff.
  • Lead initiatives and projects in historic planning, infill housing, ordinance drafting and corridor studies.
  • Provide support to the agency’s customer service counter.

Skills we are looking for:

  • Creative thinking.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Strong commitment to public service and community involvement.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and across divisions.
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with colleagues in multiple jurisdictions.
  • High level of personal accountability.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

The position may be filled at the planner or senior planner level.

Planner minimum requirements -

Master’s degree in urban planning or related field with one year of experience, or bachelor’s degree with four years of relevant experience.

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree in urban planning.
  • Membership in American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Senior Planner minimum requirements –

  • Master’s degree in urban planning or related field with four years of relevant experience, or six years of relevant experience.
    • Membership in American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in urban planning.
  • Supervisory experience.


Starting salary is commensurate with experience.

Planner - $42,000 +

Senior Planner - $53,000 +


How to apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to:

Tina Piatt

Knoxville-Knox County Planning

Suite 403, 400 Main Street

Knoxville, TN 37902


Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. If you opt to submit application materials electronically (email,, Planetizen, or other digital portal), it is your responsibility to contact us to confirm that your materials were received.

Review of resumes and cover letters will begin on Tuesday, February 19th. The position is open until filled.

It is our policy to contact only those candidates selected for an interview. An offer of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing a background check before starting work. 

Visit Knoxville-Knox County Planning for more information about our agency.


Living in Knoxville, TN

  • Home of the University of Tennessee flagship campus
  • Abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Moderate climate
  • Eclectic neighborhoods and communities


Published on:
January 31, 2019 - 11:48am
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